Bring the GEHC to your school! The GEHC offers a variety of outreach programs in both science and social studies. These outreach programs provide students with high quality, high interest instruction and provide teachers with the convenience of a field study in their own classroom.
Program length- 1 hour
Bees, Bears and Breakfast
Black bear, black bear where can he be? GEHC educators will share stories, songs, games, and fun bear facts with your students. This program is an exciting adventure for young students to learn about North America’s smallest bear.
Georgia Animals In My Backyard
Through hands-on investigation with the GEHC’s skins and skulls collection, students uncover physical and behavioral differences of some of Georgia’s local forest friends. Interactive games, a take-home craft, and a playful visit with our resident turtle help students understand animal needs and appreciate the role each of them play in protecting our native animal friends.
Exploring Plants, Animals, Rocks & Soil
Through investigative plant and animal activities, a hands-on exploration of animal skins, and a take-home nature craft, students develop an understanding of the relationship between plants, animals, rocks, and soil.
Everything Needs Water
Through hands-in-dirt adventures and team activities, students discover the basic needs of plants and animals thriving in our Georgia forests. Students participate in a ‘what belongs in our stream’ activity to drive home how important it is to protect and preserve our living streams!
Diversity Of Life
Students investigate life cycles and the diversity of life through the honeybee, an important pollinator that supports agricultural and natural systems. Through exploration centers, learning activities, and a take-home craft, students discover the benefits this insect has for their world and how environmental changes impact the honeybee’s life cycle.
Follow a single raindrop’s journey and discover the many places that water can be found. Through an interactive game and a powerful demonstration, students gain a sense of just how limited our most precious resource is and how every drops DOES count! A take-home craft reinforces the message to be water savers, not water wasters.
Ecosystems & Animal Adaptations
Students discover the importance of animal adaptations for survival during this non-stop adventure including a migration survival flight and an interactive experience with skins, skulls, and scat discovery tables!
Through the Discovery Dome film Force Five, students learn how meteorologists and hydrologists work together to predict tornadoes and hurricanes as well as how they prepare people ahead of time for these natural disasters. Using a variety of scientific instruments, students also collect data and make their own predictions for future weather patterns.
Through hands-on discovery and teamwork, students develop a model that illustrates how plants and animals are sorted into their nine classification groups, use scientific tools to investigate the different physical characteristics of each group, and role play scenarios that help students grasp the differences between inherited versus acquired traits.
Through lab experiments and soil-building activities, students dig into the ingredients AND importance of the living earth beneath our feet.
Meteorology and Hydrology
Through the Discovery Dome film Force Five,students learn how meteorologists and hydrologists work together to predict tornadoes and hurricanes as well as how they prepare people ahead of time for these natural disasters. Using a variety of scientific instruments, students also collect data and make their own predictions for future weather patterns.